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Archive for July 2013

Tips for Small Business Owners to Face Today’s New Challenges

These days, it can be an uphill battle for small business owners. Even with all the makings of success — a great product or service, the right location, good equipment and a loyal staff — gaining customers in today’s world spells new technical challenges and new costs.Get OnlineSmall businesses always have and always will be…

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Insanity-Not the Workout

A quote that I live by is “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.” On numerous occasions I have found myself practicing insanity in business and my personal life. For example, when I was trying to get in shape I would do the same routine of barely exercising…

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Floyd E. Miller Presents: Weekly Economic Update for June 24, 2013

June 24, 2013 FED OUTLINES END FOR STIMULUS, STOCKS SLIPLast Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke shared the central bank’s vision for winding down its current aggressive easing effort – the potential tapering of QE3 by late 2013, and the end of the program by mid-2014 if economic conditions permit. Wall Street reacted abruptly –…

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Tips for Protecting Your Family’s Financial Future

Do you lay awake at night wondering if you’ll have enough money to pay the bills, let alone retire? Could you pay the bills at $170 to $350 daily if you or your spouse were disabled? Do you have an extra $100,000 a year for this care?Expect the unexpected. Be prepared. Many challenges which can…

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Abilene Black Chamber Networking Hour

Thursday, July 18th 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at Ben E. Keith Beverages 2149 Cottonwood St.{{more}} Hosted by: OCS – Office Courier Service Dove Funeral Home Please RSVP by calling 325-338-7372 or 325-672-3228 Door Prizes Furnished By: Home Depot Town Crier Steakhouse KC Cleaners FSC Securities Corporation Midway Plumbing

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President Obama Proclaims National Small Business Week

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama hailed small business owners as the economy’s engine and our biggest source of new jobs. The President declared June 16-22, as National Small Business Week and stated, “America’s small businesses reflect the best of who we are as a Nation—daring and innovative, courageous and hopeful, always working hard and looking…

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Now You See Me-4.5 out of 5 stars

This is the film everyone will be talking about this summer! The film Now You See Me is a high-level thinking suspension and action film. The movie is based on four magicians, three living in New York City and one in New Orleans. They have been brought together by a mysterious person to put on…

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Abilene Philharmonic Association names a new Executive Director

The Abilene Philharmonic Association recently selected a new Executive Director after a 5 month long, arduous selection process of nearly 30 applicants from several states. Ms. Catherine Lansdowne of Bethesda, Maryland – former Director of Marketing and Communication for the National Philharmonic Orchestra and, most recently, Writer and Editor for the Central Fundraising Department of…

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Tips to Boost Your Smartphone’s Battery Life

Smartphones have become such integral parts of our lives that when we see those low battery warnings our hearts sink right along with the power of our mobile devices.And as most smartphone owners use their mobile devices for way more than just calls or texting, this can take a serious toll on battery life.“One of…

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